Check for wounds
CANE Fire Pharmacy owner Kelly Lash has warned everyone to keep an eye out for any wounds not healing.
Mr Lash has seen 30 possible cases of the Daintree ulcer come through his Wonga Beach pharmacy this year and said victims range from the elderly to young children.
“The problem is all kids get bitten up here and parents need to be aware when they start scratching and excoriate the skin with their fingernails which has dirt underneath them,” he said.
“We suspect the introduction of the mycobacterium ulceran is from the fingernails but we don’t know where it’s picked up so they need to be aware of it.
“It’s very unfortunate most people deny it’s a Daintree ulcer until they have a crater on their body.”
If there are any concerns about a wound, it is advised you go see a doctor.